2011 Rolex Player of the Year, Kristen Park will headline the LPGA Kia Classic Pre Qualifier to be held at The Pacific Palms Resort (formerly Industry Hills) on February 1, 2011. Joining Kristen will be 13 year old Stephanie Lau of Fullerton, CA, Lalita Patipaksiri of UC Irvine and Joy Trotter who played at UC Irvine and has turned professional after leaving UCI.
The Pre-Qualifier will be 18 holes on the Eisenhower Course and the player’s tee times are 6:50 and 7:00 am. The top 2 finisher’s will secure a position in the Monday Qualifying the week of the Kia Classic in March. There is expected to be between 25-40 entries.
Lau, Park, Patipaksiri, and Trotter are long time student’s of George Pinnell at the George Pinnell Golf Academy.